Democratic Party officials of the Eighth Congressional District will choose a nominee Feb. 16 to run in June for the vacant congressional seat, a committee member said today.
Committee member Mike Masterson said the vote will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Poplar Bluff. Democrats previously had said the vote would be Feb. 9.
Republicans still plan on picking their nominee Saturday at a meeting in Van Buren, according to GOP Eighth District committee chairman Eddy Justice.
The district, which takes in a wide swath of southern Missouri, was formerly held by U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, who resigned last month after 17 years in Congress to head the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.